|EHYC Sailing School - Summer 2022 Programs|
Eagle Harbour Yacht Club (EHYC) is perched on the beautiful West Vancouver coastline, on Eagle Harbour Road off Marine Drive, beside Eagle Harbour Beach where we have a protected harbour within which to offer our summer sailing school and camps.
Our address is 5750 Eagle Harbour Road.
We look forward to having your child spend part of the summer with us, enjoying water-based activities with their friends, new and old. This year we have five courses to choose from, according to age and skill level. You can learn to sail from age 6 - as long as you turn 6 by the end of the year. We introduce basic sailing skills and develop existing skills, with our coaches tailoring instruction around the sailor's individual needs, creating a fun summer with their friends and unforgettable memories. Our classes at Eagle Harbour YC are purposely small, to offer maximum safety and quality of instruction. Friendships are an integral part of the fun of sailing, and we encourage you to sign up a buddy to share the experience.
ALL COURSES WILL RUN WEEKLY PROVIDED PROVINCIAL HEALTH ORDERS ALLOW AND MINIMUM CLASS SIZES ARE ACHIEVED.
Each weekly course runs from Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm (except no class on the Civic August holiday, August 1st). They break for lunch, where the sailors eat at our beach. There may be days with too much wind, or no wind, where we either utilise our paddleboards and kayaks, or have a host of fun activities either on the beach, in the clubhouse, or a short walk to the local park.
The cost of the one-week course is $375 for a 5 day camp and $300 for the 4-day camp (due to the August Stat holiday). The cost of a two-week course is $750 for the 10 day camp and $675 for the 9-day camp. We recommend you register early to choose the date you want with your friends as courses will fill quickly.
Wet Feet (Opti Intro) – A gentle one-week introduction to sailing in Optimist dinghies for children 6-9 years of age who have no sailing experience. Multiple weeks may be booked at this level - our focus is safety and fun on the water.
Opti Basic Upon completion of Wet Feet, children 6-9 years of age can begin developing their sailing skills in Optimist dinghies during these one-week courses. CANSail1 material will be introduced at this level. Multiple weeks may be booked at this level - our focus is safety and fun on the water.
CANSail 1 – A two-week course for children 10+ years of age, who are beginning their journey in sailing or progressing from Opti Basic. This is an entry level course which teaches fundamental sailing skills including basic sheeting, steering, and boat handling on all points of sail using double-handed dinghies. Upon completion, sailors can sail within defined boundaries set by an instructor. Two weeks of CANSail1 are required to move on to CANSail2.
CANSail 2 – A two-week course which builds on the skills learned in CANSail 1. This teaches sailors to adjust their bodies and boats for changes in direction and wind speed while sailing, and to perform boat-handling manoeuvres in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting. Two weeks of CANSail2 are required to move on to CANSail3.
CANSail 3 - A two-week course which refines the skills learned in CANSail2 and introduces the sailor to intermediate sailing techniques. This focuses on boat speed, applied technical skills, and maneuver efficiency. Sailors will be exposed to a greater variety of conditions. Two weeks of CANSail3 are required to move on to CANSail4.
CANSail 4 - A two-week course which further develops skills learned in CANSail3. This teaches sailors advanced boat handling and proficiency in a variety of conditions, as well as how to execute maneuvers in a competitive setting for tactical and strategic advantage. Two weeks of CANSail4 are required to pass this level , as well, sailors are to participate in a one or two-day regatta. CANSail 4 is required for those sailors wishing to become a Sail Canada CANSail instructor!
Note: The CANSail 3 and 4 courses run consecutively and are listed as one course in the registration page.
Eagle Harbour Summer Sailing Camp - We are not currently offering the Summer Camp program for the year of 2022. If you are interested in this course, please send an email to let us know!
For students aged 7+ interested in having a more relaxed experience, this one-week Eagle Harbour Summer Camp exposes children to fun and cooperative watercraft games (paddleboards and kayaks), art projects, and some beach, park and hiking activities. This is a great way to make the most of what Eagle Harbour has to offer, taking advantage of the beach, boats, and sharing experiences with friends.
Structure: Our summer program consists of 3 sessions (A, B, and C), each two weeks long. In order for a student to fully complete a CANSail course and receive certification they must attend Week 1 of a session, followed by Week 2 of any session. These do not need to be taken consecutively. For example, a student could complete Session A Week 1 and Session B Week 2 in order to finish their desired CANSail course.
As our courses and camps are focused on water activities, it is important that your child be comfortable around the water and know how to swim. All children will be required to bring and wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket. They also must be prepared to have their swimming levels tested prior to starting lessons.
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Change of Date and Cancellation Policy
Should you need to withdraw from a previously registered course, and your request is received more than 14 days prior to the beginning of the course start date, a cancellation fee of $50 will be deducted from the refund amount. $35 may be charged for changing a course.
Within 14 days of the start of the course, refunds are only issued for medical reasons. Children who test positive for COVID with proof of a positive results will receive a full refund. Those who recieve a Provincial Health Order to self-isolate may rearrange for a different week. Not liking the water , no t getting along with the other kids, or not liking sailing are not grounds for a refund.
For our part, EHYC will endeavour to offer a full complement of courses based on the published schedule, however in the event that a specific course does not attract sufficient registration we will reach out to you in as timely a manner as possible and do our best to accommodate our mutual schedules. We do however reserve the right to cancel a course which has less than 4 participants registered, in which case you could either register for another session in our schedule or receive a full refund. Please contact the EHYC office (778-866-5675 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to make any changes.
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Eagle Harbour Yacht Club
5750 Eagle Harbour Road
West Vancouver, BC V7W 1P5